1996 Volkswagen Golf ignition switch

Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Volkswagen Golf 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

how do I go about replacing one in my car.
its not starting and its not the battery so im thinking its that or the starter, what the heck do I do.
and also on a side note my car has been shifting really high and the dealership I just bought it from said the transmission was just done whats wrong with my car please help.
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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 5:34 PM

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The ignition switch is located at the bottom of the ignition key cylinder body. To remove the ignition switch, first remove the ignition lock cylinder.

Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Center the steering wheel.
Remove the air bag.
Remove the steering column switches.
If the vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission, detach the shift lock cable from the lock cylinder housing.
Remove the adapter sleeve from the steering column.
Remove the spring and horn contact ring from the steering column assembly.
Detach the sheer bolt.
Insert the ignition key and unlock the cylinder, then detach the wiring connectors.
Once all wiring has been detached, slide the housing off the steering column.
Mark and drill the lock cylinder as shown and described in the above procedure.
Compress the stop spring and pull the lock cylinder out of the steering column housing.
Put the new lock cylinder into the steering lock housing.
Insert the key into the lock cylinder.
While you gently turn the key, insert the lock cylinder fully into the housing.
The rest of the installation procedure is the reverse of removal.

Always use a new shear pin when installing the lock cylinder.

Transmission may simply need a fluid and filter change if it has not been done recently
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